Sleek, modern, and standing only 23″ tall, the Molekule air purification unit may look similar other air purifiers; however, it isn’t anything like the competition. To accompany the “unobtrusive” design and lightweight portability, the Molekule is an innovation above existing HEPA-filter-based air purifiers. It uses patented PECO (photo-electrochemical oxidation) technology to filter indoor air at the molecular level, not trapping particulates and toxins, like other purification units, but actually removing them from the surrounding air altogether. MoleKule also employs smart technology, with an app that can be downloaded to your phone, so that it can be controlled by a mobile device.
I became intrigued by these units, because, let’s be honest, they look really cool, but, more importantly, because they also claim to filter particulates from the air 1000 x smaller than those removed by HEPA filters. Each Molekule has the ability to completely purify the air in a 600 square foot room in an hour’s time, when continuously running. Molekule’s price point is competitive with other quality air purifiers ($799 a unit), which includes your first year’s filter replacement subscription, a $99 value. So, does Molekule live up to its billing? And what about mold? How does Molekule do with mold? Since mold is enemy #1 for me and my family, I wanted to dig a little deeper.